• SMART Camp Wraps Up Summer 2015 Sessions

    Campers who took part in the Theater & Performance Workshop at SMART Camp perform for fellow campers and family members, Friday, July 31, culminating their two weeks of fun.

  • Computer Programming With Scratch Camp

    Under the guidance of instructor Tim McGuire, students in Newtown Continuing Education’s Introduction to Computer Programming Using Scratch 2.0 worked on Wednesday, July 22, to create computer games.

    Mr McGuire said the camp, which has been offered before, drew 15 students this year, and a number of them were returning campers from previous years or from other computer camps offered this summer. The camp ran from July 20 to July 24.

  • Newtown Continuing Education’s WeDo Robotics Camp

    Newtown Continuing Education's WeDo Robotics camp had campers working on Wednesday, July 15, under the watchful eye of Reed Intermediate School computer teacher Tim McGuire.

    The WeDo Robotics camp, according to the description from Newtown Continuing Education, provides, “participants the opportunity to design simple robots with working motors and sensors. Students will explore core STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) as they build and program the robots using the Scratch application.”

  • Design It, Build It, Launch It Camp Begins First Session

    With campers working to build catapults on Tuesday, July 7, Newtown Continuing Education Design It, Build It, Launch It camp instructor Rick Lowry said the first two-week session was starting off well.

    The first session began on Monday, July 6, and runs through July 17. A second two-week sessions is slated from July 20 to 31, and enrollment is still open for the second session.

    "It's fun, really fun," said camper Jett Lyons, as he worked on his catapult on Tuesday.

  • Continuing Education’s SMART Camp Begins

    Students stood in a circle during the Theater and Performance Workshop class held at the SMART (Summer Music And Arts) Camp on Wednesday, July 9.

    The students listened as Jane Ellen Anderson and Emily Anderson led them through a number of exercises.

    “It’s going really well,” said SMART head intern Ashley Maturo as the students in the Theater and Performance Workshop sang. “The kids are so engaged.”

  • Continuing Education Offers ‘Design It, Build It, Launch It’ Camp

    Newtown Continuing Education has created a new science camp this summer called “Design It, Build It, Launch It! Engineering Your Own Machines, ” where students will be able to design, build, test, and modify their own machine projects.